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About marianamcdougall.com and the Out-of-the-box families community

Welcome to marianamcdougall.com, the place for families who are leaving (or have already left) the status quo behind.

From homesteading to living a nomad lifestyle, we know that having children isn’t a reason to give up on our dreams – it’s a reason to pursue them with even more conviction.

marianamcdougall.com is a place for families to turn dreams into goals, and achieve them. It’s also a place to find a community of out-of-the-box families who support each other, in whatever dreams we have chosen to pursue.

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About Mariana Abeid-McDougall

I’m a writer, dreamer, and adventurer-at-heart. I’m also a mom of 3 kids 6 and under, and I’m living life to the fullest, embracing my dreams and pursuing them, instead of settling for a less-than-ideal life. Having kids did not change my nature, and living life by someone else’s rules just doesn’t fit.

As parents, we are our children’s first role models, and we should live life embracing our own beliefs, even if they don’t fit in with the majority, because, to paraphrase Emmerson, if a family does not keep pace with the status quo, perhaps it is because it hears a different drummer. Let it march to the music which it hears, however measured or far away.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and hearing about your out-of-the-box family journey. E-mail me anytime at mcdougallmariana[at]gmail[dot]com, connect with me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or check out my my Pinterest obsession, to find out how to turn dreams into goals, and give your family the life of your dreams, however far-fetched those dreams may seem.

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